Lounge, Latin restaurant, and hookah bar Guarapo has closed in Courthouse. The Arlington lounge has been around for sixteen years. The reason behind the closure is still unknown. Find the owner’s full statement here. [ARLNOW, FB]
Could D.C. eventually see a burger restaurant from Chipotle? The company is reporting some early sales success from its test marketing in Ohio, though early reviews were mixed. D.C. was the first place where the company tested its ShopHouse concept, which it’s now pulling back from, so it wouldn’t be shocking if the city was an early market for Tasty Made, should Chipotle expand the burger chain further. [E]
What happens after a restaurant gets a Michelin star? Restaurants are reporting higher sales, shifting demographics, and a willingness to order pricier items, like lobster and expensive wines. Meanwhile, here’s DC Refined on what cocktails to order at Michelin-starred destinations.
And today’s “this just looks good” winner...
...is a photogenic tuna tartare appetizer from Range’s private dining offerings.